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  ABC    ABC2 News Good Morning Maryland 6am    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 21, 2010
    6:00 - 6:30am EDT  

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this morning on this last full day of summer. but summer heat itself will return as we head through the rest of this week. we just got to get through today. this is the turning point. but right now, these are the temperatures. as we take a look at the weather net, we have 47 westminster, 48 in morrisville. out to the eastern shore, and they are at 48 as well. we are expecting a lot of sunshine with mid 40s for many of us. holding in the 50s downtown and right by the bay, we will even everything out by lunchtime, and mostly sunny sky later today. the 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. we'll have that heat wave coming up in a couple of minutes. let's check on that traffic with kim brown. >> good morning. baltimore city, we have a structure fire that has falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. you are going to see police and fire equipment out there partially blocking that intersection. so you can get around it, rowland avenue, or taking the jfx. also this morning because of
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the renaming of the opera house. mount roil is going to close starting at 9:00 this morning. as we take a welcome at our drive times, very few delays, no problems between 795 and 70. that's a 6 minute trip. traffic starting to build slightly. 4 minutes towards 695 and no problems on the throughway at this time between the split and 295. traffic looks good around the area. here we are on the northeast side, both the inner and outer loop flowing at speed. megan and jamie, back to you. >> it's one minute after 6:00 right now. we have a lot of news to tell you about. a freshman, abc2 news, linda so joins us in the studio to report on how many of you reported on the safety where joey was killed. linda. >> the day joey died, state police received a number of complaints, but the pedestrian lights were not working at that intersection where joey tried to cross the street. the state highway administration is looking into those complaints. the memorial is growing where
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joey was struck and killed him friday night. friends, former teammates, neighbors, continue to leave heartfelt messages for the 14- year-old who was well liked by many and talented in so many ways. he loved the color blue, he loved his number 30, and he loved to sing in his band. ♪ [ music ] >> joey was saved and he belongs there with god, with all the angels. he's not of this world. he is too good for here. >> now police say right now, there are no plans to charge the driver. the first of two viewings for joey will be held later today. they are expecting a large turnout from 6:00 until 9:00 tonight. then again tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until noon. the funeral will follow. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >> a man and a woman were found shot in the corner of
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homewood in north baltimore. their conditions were not immediately known, but homicide detectives have been notified. 6:03. city police are investigating after three men were shot. it happened around 7:40 last night in the 4100 block of 10th street and south baltimore. officers found three men, two were shot in the leg. all of them were taken to shock trauma. there is no word on the identity of the victims and police do not have any suspects or a motive. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore city police. a 28-year-old man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and a murder for hire scheme that led to the death of his uncle. a towson gas station owner. baltimore county jury took less than two hours to find shamus guilty of killing william porter. this happened back in march of this year. coil is one of several suspects. the group tried to make the shooting look like a robbery attempt, but surveillance video
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showed a different story. four minutes after 6:00 right now. according to a local publication. the 34-year-old woman called 191 dispatchers and said i hurt my aunt and i don't know why. when police arrived at the home in the 1500 block of north street, they found delana simmons covered with blood and her aunt, who was 68 years old, cecilia mitchell. the device used on the steering wheels was the device used. it is 6:04. the assistant offensive line coach is facing drunk driving charges. police arrested the coach after pulling him over for speeding at the beltway. 1:00 in the morning on saturday. his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. the ravens say they know all about this. this is muller's second dui charge. the first one happened back in may, but that was thrown out. the 46-year-old muller has been with the ravens for three years. he played and coached in
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michigan before that. well, it seemed like a great idea, didn't it? movies, shops, restaurants, but it never caught on. the big building south of the circle on york road will go up for auction. abc2 news, sherrie johnson is live waiting for the bids. good morning. >> that's right. we are waiting for this to come in. that's going to happen later today. let me tell you something. nearly a whole city block here in towson on the auction block today and like i said, we will find out who it's going to belong to. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder today at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse steps. most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot of towson. the county believes the best use of the space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner.
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>> the county has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans were going to be. but we will be in a conversation with that winner no matter who they are. >> so once again, that auction starts at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse steps. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. 6:06. getting in on early general election, governor martin o'malley plans to blast voters with a round of new political ads. the ads set to air starting today will be mostly seen in the dc market, showcasing the governor's commitment to education. this past friday, as aired in the baltimore region, attacking former governor, bob ehrlich on his credibility. it's 6:06 and let's take a look at the orioles game last night, as the orioles continued to win, tampa bay, new york, boston, and yesterday the orioles scored four runs to beat the red sox 4-2. the orioles won for the 11th time in 15 games. hernandez worked four innings
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to pick up his 8th win. the orioles continue to win. another wild fire causes major evacuations. >> how this one started. >> plus, tips on how to keep your toddler securely fastened for their morning ride. >> and feeling tired and achy? it may not be allergies. a trip the doctor could reveal sinus issues. >> it's time to get you back to work. wednesday on good morning maryland, we put three video resumes on the air. if you want yours on, send us an e-mail with a microsoft word attachment. you can come in and tape a 20 second pitch and we'll put it on our website. first, let's head up to new york. >> and good morning. topping your money scope report, the longest recession since world war ii is officially over. a group of economists concluded that the u.s. recession actually ended back in june of 2009. the announcement comes before the federal reserve meets today
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to discuss ways to boost the economy. businesses may be placing their bets on the republicans ahead of the falls elections. according to the center for responsive politics, businesses shifted the donations from democrats to republicans in the past year. nokia is delaying the release of their new smartphone. and a federal advisory panel says engineered salmon appears to be safe to eat. examining salmon that would be bread to be grown more quickly. i'm rob nelson. this morning's money scope report is brought to you by kellogg's rice crispy treats.
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did you know car and suv crashes are the leading cause of death for children? >> law enforcement and other organizations teamed up to educate parents on securing their children the right way. we are offering tips on keeping your kids safe. today, abc2 news, sherrie johnson takes a look at five ways to secure your two to five- year-old. >> four-year-old andrew roger and his mom are off to run some errands. first, we must make sure he is secure in his safety seat. 9,000 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats. during national child safety week, triple-a is reminding parents and care givers to make sure children are secured properly in the correct seats every trip, every time. maro is the traffic safety manager for triple-a. here are five tips for securing your two to four-year-old child. >> tip number one is when you
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are restraining your toddler, you want to make sure the seat itself is tight and to check for that, pull right here. no more than 1 inch of movement. and you want to make sure that the harness strap is tight. if you can pinch the harness strap, that's way too loose and it's time to tighten it up. >> 23 you used your seat rear facing and you're going to turn it forward facing, it's important to remember that the seat cannot be in the recline mode. it has to be upright when the seat is forward facing. the third tip is, car seats don't last for ever. most seats have about a 6 to 9 year life. so you can look for the sticker on the seat that tells you when the car seat was manufactured and then check the car seat manual to determine how long the manufacture recommends you keep that seat. remember to use the strap. these became available in about
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the year 2000 and they are going to prevent the upper portion of the car seat from forward movement. if you are going to use the lower anchors to secure the child safety seat in your vehicle, make sure you check the vehicle owner manual to find out where the positions of those lower anchors are located. and then make sure that you also check the weight limit for that lower anchor so the child is not too large for the anchors itself. secure your child properly in an age and child appropriate safety seat is the most effective thing you can do to protect them in a crash. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> the traffic safety manager at triple, a will team up and kids in safe seats today from 1:00 until 5:00 at the volunteer fire company and they'll have car safety seat checks out there for you. now, the forecast certified
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most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> good morning, it's 6:14. good morning ellicott city. we start off looking at your temperature right now. down to 47 degrees at lane elementary school. we have been as high as 54 since midnight. we dropped 7 degrees. light winds and really that is true telling sign for most of us. these longer nights and clear skies. we allow temperatures to drop off. in baltimore county, look at the spread here. 46, lutherville at the elementary school 50 and dundock elementary, 54. you have an 8-degree spread in baltimore county. places by the water, you'll be in the 50s this morning. in the beltway, in the 40s. let's check it out. we are now down officially to 49 at bwi. so yes, we have gotten close to what we expected for the morning and hanging at 50 in easten and you'll notice 60 at the river, but you go the other way, look at that.
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york pa just two degrees away from the 30s and frost by the way in sections of northern pa and up in through new york state this morning. this should be the bottom of it. we'll start warming things up. temperatures this morning in the mid 60s. that is a sign of warmer air trying to stream up from the south and although we are clear this morning, we have light winds. winds start to shift and we have another day for seasonal temperatures. add in moisture. showers and thunderstorms may erupt tomorrow afternoon and that is a sign of the summer- like heat trying to make a return. when i say summer-like heat. temperatures are in the 90s across the deep south yesterday and as the air mass tries to come in for the rest of this week. a little crank in the humidity, haze in the sky, and much warmer temperatures. autumn is about to begin. 78, that is our 2-degree guaranteed high with a mostly sunny sky. carry it north and west at about 76, expecting parkton to hit 77 degrees and crossing to
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the eastern shore, we expect temperatures to reach 80. all right, on to clear skies. slip it back down into the mid 50s. not nearly as chilly as this morning and a sign of things to turn. as fall begins, it's actually going to feel more like summer. 85 our two-degree guaranteed high and 87 on thursday with a better chance of showers and storms. friday will bring us close to 90 degrees. i don't think that's a record, but a sign of summer trying to hang on. the summer that brought us 52 days at the 90-degree mark. 80 as we head through saturday and pull back on sunday with high temperatures of 73 degrees. showers and a steadier rain trying to continue through monday. right now, let's see what is happening. here is kim brown with traffic. >> we have been keeping an eye on this fire activity in baltimore city. a structure fire right there on falls road as you see, police still have falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. this has been in place during
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the overnight hours. you are going to see this. i would try rolland avenue as an alternate. as you can see, the cleanup continues. expect those closures to be in place until 7:00 a.m. keep that in mind. but aside from that, we are looking good out on the roadways. as we look right now at our cameras starting to pick up on that outer loop side at liberty road. no major delays at this time and no accidents on any of the big roadways. as we look at our drive times, you aren't going to encounter any problems. as you head southbound between northern parkway and st. paul street. 95 looks good between the beltway and 895 split. just about 6 minute ride between the split as you approach the fort mchenry toll plaza. megan, back to you. >> 6:18 right now. are you feeling congested and tired and maybe you are blaming it on that fall cold or allergies? perhaps it's something else. here is susan hendricks with
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more. >> when it comes to real estate, you got to be on your game. yet even though she was successful at it, sarah brodsky seemed a little off. >> i was constantly stuffed up, felt pressure in my face, headaches that would even be be in the back of my head. g for years, sarah suffered from sinus problems, even after tests and different drugs, she couldn't shake the pain and exhaustion. she finally went to a sinus specialist who diagnosed her with chronic -- recommended surgery. >> opened all my passage ways so i could breathe easier. >> it is an inflammation of the sinuses that occurs with a bacterial or fungal infection. the cavities become inflamed and swollen which interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. >> a cat scan can be helpful, but the absence of findings doesn't indicate a person doesn't have it. >> symptoms include loss of
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smell, coughing at night, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat and post nasal drip and in some cases, treatment ranges from pills to surgery. yet even though the symptoms are easy to spot, it still continues to be misdiagnosed. >> this is an illness that is seen in 14% of americans. internists are not getting information. >> for sarah, the surgery has made all the difference. for today's health minute, i'm susan hendricks. >> it's 6:19. she said she was attacked by a stranger. >> now police say it was all made up. there's a warrant out for her arrest. and they danced their first dance last night. who danced for the first and last time? we'll find out tonight. in case of everyday emergencies, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individually wrapped, so you can cook what you need and store what you don't.
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current copy write system needs to be changed to allow the disabled to access millions of audio books. we asked the panel -- agreements before he is forced to write a song about it. >> lady gaga rallied, the pop star took to the stage urging lawmakers to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. gaga was joined on stage who were discharged under the act. the proposal to repeal the act is part of the senate bill that could be voted on as soon as today. and cast of celebrities took the stage for dancing with the stars. this year's contestants range from reality stores like mtv, also known as the situation to america's most iconic mom, florence henderson. and a tribute to the late patrick swayze. tonight the first couple will
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be voted off. daughtry will perform. 6:24. you heard kim brown say this problem is slowing down your commute. >> an escaped zebra was roaming the streets and gave drivers an unexpected sight. >> plus, the towson commons development goes on the auction block today. i'll have more on the sales coming up. old gibbs canning company.
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now good morning maryland. >> this morning we take a closer look at where 14-year- old chris paulson was killed friday night. >> and if you have big bucks, there's a big building at the heart of towson. it could be yours today. and we continue to get good reports on the doctor who was shot at hopkins last week. in the meantime, thank you for joining us on the 21st of september. i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm jamie costello. this is it. the last day of summer. here is justin burke. >> good morning to you. on this last day of summer, it is quite chilly. we are now officially down into the 40s for the baltimore area. most of us starting the day at that mark and will recover back to normal this afternoon. but as fall begins, summer weather will make a return over the next couple of days. so if you haven't heard the
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updated forecast, wait until you see it. we will show that to you in a bit. this morning we are officially down to 49. 50 degrees in easten. we have 60 in southern maryland at the river air station, head just to the north and york pa barely hanging on at 41 degrees. typically we will reach our low temperature by 8:00 in the morning. so we could slip a few more notches before now and then. we will average between 45 and 55 and then aiming for a mostly sunny sky with this afternoon's two degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. let's see what is happening, here is kim. >> thanks, justin. not much happening on the roadways this morning. you will find minor congestion approaching the tunnels. here we have video from a fire overnight that actually had falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. falls road is reopened in both directions. the fire cleanup does continue a little bit, but fortunately, all the activity is moved out of the roadway, so traffic is
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able to flow freely. we are looking good there. as we look at our cameras and drive times, traffic is going to be okay around the area. we don't have any problems on the beltway to let you know about. outer loop lanes going to be on the left hand side of your screen. traffic is moving at speed. no issues on the expressway either, as you make your way southbound, it will take you ten minutes. megan, back to you. >> thank you. 6:29 right now. nearly a full city block in towson is on the auction block. the towson commons development which is south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder today. and this morning, sherrie johnson is live with what could possibly go into that vacant spot. good morning. >> you know, this could be a lotted of different options for the towson commons development here. but you know what? county officials hope it can become a vibrant part of the community once again. towson commons will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. on the county courthouse steps.